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Organs in danger / Re: Free Complete Dismantled Organ
« Last post by Broadscot on September 10, 2019, 02:03:10 PM »
Is the Machie Acadady organ still available?  I used to live in Stonehaven - I owned the old Alexandra Hotel. At that time, there was a strange 3 manual organ in the Academy which only had one stop on each manual!!  It was not fully working.  I understand from Alan Buchan that there is an Ingram extension organ also - is this the one you have?  I am wathching the restoraion on the Ingram theatre organ in Corstorphine which I owned for yours.  However, I have a wee church which looking for a small pipe organ.  Can you help - as always - they have no money!! (skint) All best - Charlie Davidson ( chasdavidson@hotmail.com)
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Organs in danger / Re: Free Complete Dismantled Organ
« Last post by Broadscot on September 10, 2019, 02:00:25 PM »
Is the Machie Acadady organ still available?  I used to live in Stonehaven - I owned the old Alexandra Hotel. At that time, there was a strange 3 manual organ in the Academy which only had one stop on each manual!!  It was not fully working.  I understand from Alan Buchan that there is an Ingram extension organ also - is this the one you have?  I am wathching the restoraion on the Ingram theatre organ in Corstorphine which I owned for yours.  However, I have a wee church which looking for a small pipe organ.  Can you help - as always - they have no money!! (skint) All best - Charlie Davidson ( chasdavidson@hotmail.com)
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Conacher on ebay
« Last post by Bryan Moseley on September 05, 2019, 10:08:43 AM »
Thanks for correcting the location.  The ebay ad said location was Telford and the Menai Bridge instrument came up on NPOR (Telford Road) and has the same Swell stop list.
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Conacher on ebay
« Last post by David Drinkell on September 03, 2019, 04:10:33 PM »
Ah!  I was thinking it might have been one of their Irish jobs and I was piqued that I didn't recognise it!
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Conacher on ebay
« Last post by Gwas_Bach on September 03, 2019, 04:09:04 PM »
It's the old Union Free Church in Wellington.

https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N06615

I've played the Menai Bridge organ, and it is also worthy of preservation.

Edit: DYAC
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Restoring pipe organs / Re: Pedal Acoustic Bass 32
« Last post by ajsphead on August 01, 2019, 07:31:19 AM »
And so we rediscover the Compton Harmonics, remembering that there was no hard and fast rule for it's derivation but rather what worked best in the building. Even a Quintathon 16 duplexed at 12 4/5 can work in some acoustics.
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Restoring pipe organs / Re: Pedal Acoustic Bass 32
« Last post by David Pinnegar on July 31, 2019, 12:59:55 AM »
Using the 6th and 8th partials is genius to create the 32. I always considered 2nd and 3rd partials to be a very muddy sound.

Best wishes

David P
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Restoring pipe organs / Re: Pedal Acoustic Bass 32
« Last post by pcnd5584 on July 29, 2019, 09:59:11 AM »
The instrument at Wimborne Minster has no 32ft. register at all. It is necessary to resort to subterfuge to obtain any type of 32ft. effect. One such (perhaps surprisingly) was - for a piece which ended quietly in A major - Pedal Bourdon, play low A, and the C# below, with no couplers, and under the Swell strings, box mostly closed. The same was true in B-flat major, except that one would play the D below, and low B-flat.

Another possibility, for rather louder effects, was to use full Swell (without the Mixture), coupled to G.O. 16ft., 8ft. and 4ft. flues (without Open Diapason I), with Pedal full 16ft. and 8ft. flues (coupled), and then play the first few harmonics of 32ft. on the Positive Gedeckt (8ft.), but without Swell to Positive. This worked surprisingly well in C major, E-flat major, F major, G major and A major.
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The date is too early.  Prosser was in business from about 1844-1883.  I believe he was an ex-Bevington man -certainly his organs have a Bevington look about them, apart from the milled edges on the metal pipes which are common on Bevingtons because of the firm's particular type of casting bench.

Apart from working under his own name, Prosser supplied organs for Chappell & Company, the music publishers.  Ashbocking, Suffolk, is an example, and there is an identical example at St. Paul's, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
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